Compact Dry ETC is a ready to use, selective and chromogene plate for the detection and enumeration of Enterococcus. Enterococci are Gram-positive organisms that, like the Gram-negative Enterobacteriaceae, belong to the intestinal bacteria. They can occur as contamination in various fermented food products. The presence of enterococci in food has long been considered the main indicator of poor hygiene conditions in the production process. On the other hand, enterococci are used as starter cultures for specific fermentation processes. It is known that enterococci play an important role in the development of the sensory properties of fermented food products. The presence of enterococci in drinking water is considered an indicator of fecal contamination. Enterococci can only get into the water via human or animal faeces.
The Compact Dry ETC medium contains X-glucoside (X-Gluc) as a chromogenic indicator and specific antibiotics for selective cultivation.